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    Full press release...

    NEW UK/US/CA TITLE: Blood Hunger: The Films of José Larraz (Blu-ray)

    Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz (Symptoms) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.

    Pre-order in the UK via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2LsN7Mh
    Pre-order in the US via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.ly/2Lt1gJj
    Release dates: January 14


    One of the most underrated and oft-neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz (Symptoms) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.

    In Larraz’s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer’s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but. 1974’s Vampyres - perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz’s films - sees a duo of blood hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion for draining... in more ways than one. Meanwhile, in 1978’s The Coming of Sin (La Visita del Vicio, in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality.

    By turns terrifying, titillating, artful and scandalous, these three films collected here - all newly restored from original film elements, with Whirlpool and The Coming of Sin making their Blu-ray world premieres - collectively offer film fans a unique perspective on the fascinating, highly-varied career of one of the horror genre’s most overlooked auteurs.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
    • Three films from José Ramón Larraz: Whirlpool, Vampyres and The Coming of Sin, all newly-restored in 2K from original film elements
    • Newly-produced, extensive bonus features and unseen archival content
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for all features
    • Newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
    • 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis

    WHIRLPOOL
    • Original US Theatrical Cut
    • Brand new audio commentary by Tim Lucas
    • Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz - author and critic Kim Newman reflects on the recurring themes and underlying obsessions linking together the early productions of José Larraz
    • A Curious Casting - actor Larry Dann on the strange story behind his casting in Whirlpool
    • Deviations of Whirlpool - featurette comparing the differences between the US Theatrical Cut and a previously circulated, alternate cut of the film
    • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
    • Image Gallery
    • Original US Theatrical Trailer

    VAMPYRES
    • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
    • Brand new interviews with producer Brian Smedley-Aston, actors Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, makeup artist Colin Arthur and composer James Kenelm Clarke
    • Reimagining Vampyres - a brand new interview with Larraz’s friend and collaborator Victor Matellano, director of the 2015 Vampyres remake
    • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
    • Jose Larraz and Marianne Morris Q&A at 1997 Eurofest
    • Image Gallery
    • Trailers

    THE COMING OF SIN
    • Spanish and English language versions of the feature
    • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
    • Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin – exploitation expert Marc Morris on the strange and scandalous release history of José Larraz's most censored film
    • Remembering Larraz – author and filmmaker Simon Birrell shares his fond and extensive memories of his long-time friend and collaborator José Larraz
    • His Last Request (2005, 27 mins) - short film by Simon Birrell made under the guidance of José Larraz and starring Spanish horror legend Jack Taylor
    • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
    • Image Gallery
    • Original Spanish Trailer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Full press release...

    NEW UK/US/CA TITLE: Blood Hunger: The Films of José Larraz (Blu-ray)

    Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz (Symptoms) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.

    Pre-order in the UK via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2LsN7Mh
    Pre-order in the US via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.ly/2Lt1gJj
    Release dates: January 14


    One of the most underrated and oft-neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz (Symptoms) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.

    In Larraz’s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer’s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but. 1974’s Vampyres - perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz’s films - sees a duo of blood hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion for draining... in more ways than one. Meanwhile, in 1978’s The Coming of Sin (La Visita del Vicio, in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality.

    By turns terrifying, titillating, artful and scandalous, these three films collected here - all newly restored from original film elements, with Whirlpool and The Coming of Sin making their Blu-ray world premieres - collectively offer film fans a unique perspective on the fascinating, highly-varied career of one of the horror genre’s most overlooked auteurs.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
    • Three films from José Ramón Larraz: Whirlpool, Vampyres and The Coming of Sin, all newly-restored in 2K from original film elements
    • Newly-produced, extensive bonus features and unseen archival content
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for all features
    • Newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
    • 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis

    WHIRLPOOL
    • Original US Theatrical Cut
    • Brand new audio commentary by Tim Lucas
    • Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz - author and critic Kim Newman reflects on the recurring themes and underlying obsessions linking together the early productions of José Larraz
    • A Curious Casting - actor Larry Dann on the strange story behind his casting in Whirlpool
    • Deviations of Whirlpool - featurette comparing the differences between the US Theatrical Cut and a previously circulated, alternate cut of the film
    • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
    • Image Gallery
    • Original US Theatrical Trailer

    VAMPYRES
    • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
    • Brand new interviews with producer Brian Smedley-Aston, actors Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, makeup artist Colin Arthur and composer James Kenelm Clarke
    • Reimagining Vampyres - a brand new interview with Larraz’s friend and collaborator Victor Matellano, director of the 2015 Vampyres remake
    • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
    • Jose Larraz and Marianne Morris Q&A at 1997 Eurofest
    • Image Gallery
    • Trailers

    THE COMING OF SIN
    • Spanish and English language versions of the feature
    • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
    • Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin – exploitation expert Marc Morris on the strange and scandalous release history of José Larraz's most censored film
    • Remembering Larraz – author and filmmaker Simon Birrell shares his fond and extensive memories of his long-time friend and collaborator José Larraz
    • His Last Request (2005, 27 mins) - short film by Simon Birrell made under the guidance of José Larraz and starring Spanish horror legend Jack Taylor
    • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
    • Image Gallery
    • Original Spanish Trailer
    You need to correct the release date to 25th March. Arrow did it after someone pointed it out on Facebook.

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    Along with Deviation, Scream and Die aka The House That Vanished, would have been a good fit with Whirlpool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclefred View Post
    Along with Deviation, Scream and Die aka The House That Vanished, would have been a good fit with Whirlpool.
    Ultimate box 1 for me would be WHIRLPOOL, DEVIATION, HOUSE THAT VANISHED & MUETRE INCIERTA but I never dreamed we'd get that lucky.






    I am not a price crybaby, but
    Sorry Arrow, no way this should cost me $75 for 3 movies.
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    Damn, the US MSRP for this is $110! Get the fuck out of here, Arrow.

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    This is going to be reduced faster than you can say Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast...
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    That trailer is pretty nuts.
    Also spoils pretty much the entire film...lol.

    Larraz has all his fetishes on display here, and they pretty much re worked these elements around in DEVIATION, HOUSE THAT SCREAMED.
    So glad the elements for this were rescued / located.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bernhard View Post
    That trailer is pretty nuts.
    Also spoils pretty much the entire film...lol.

    Larraz has all his fetishes on display here, and they pretty much re worked these elements around in DEVIATION, HOUSE THAT SCREAMED.
    So glad the elements for this were rescued / located.
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    Out here on the perimeter we is stoned...immaculate

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